LIST OF PARTNERS

  1. Zambia Joint Country Program (Norwegian Church Aid, Danish Church Aid & Christian Church Aid)
  2. United Church of Canada
  3. Global Netherlands/ICCO
  4. United National Development Programme
  5. Government of the Republic of Zambia
  6. DIV OF OVERSEAS MINISTRIES
  7. United Methodist Church-USA
  8. Civil Society Environment Fund
  9. Anglican Aid
  10. Churches Health Association of Zambia-CHAZ
  11. NGOCC
  12. Tear Fund

The Council of Churches in Zambia is an ecumenical umbrella organization of Christian churches that seeks to promote cooperation and fellowship between Christian churches and organizations in the nation.

We, therefore, seek to bring together members and stakeholders for consultation and discussions in an effort to help form an enlightened Christian opinion on all issues affecting the spiritual, social and physical well being of Zambians.

LIST OF CCZ MEMBER CHURCHES

The following are the member churches:

  1. African Methodist Episcopal Church
  2. Anglican Church
  3. Apostolic Faith Mission
  4. Brethren In Christ Church
  5. Central African Committed Church
  6. Church of Christ
  7. Central African Christian Church
  8. Christian Marching Church
  9. Redeemed Christian Church of God
  10. Church of Central African Presbyterian
  11. Community of Christ Church
  12. Coptic Orthodox Church
  13. Evangelical Lutheran Church
  14. Greek Orthodox Church of Zambia
  15. The Kimbanguist Church
  16. Moravian Church in Zambia
  17. Pilgrim Wesleyan Church
  18. Reformed Church in Zambia
  19. The Salvation Army
  20. Salvation Deliverance Church
  21. The Lutheran Evangelical Church of Zambia
  22. United Church of Zambia
  23. United Methodist Church
  24. Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa.

LIST OF CCZ AFFILIATE MEMBERS

The following are the CCZ affiliate member:

  1. Boys’ Brigade (BB)
  2. Girls Brigade (GB)
  3. Christ World Volunteers
  4. Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ)
  5. Ecumenical Development Foundation
  6. Girls’ Guides Association of Zambia
  7. Jubilee Centre
  8. Lutheran World Federation
  9. Makeni Ecumenical Foundation
  10. Mennonite Central Committee
  11. Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation
  12. Theological Education by Extension
  13. True Christian Youth Outreach
  14. World Baptist Evangelistic Association,
  15. Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
  16. Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA)
  17. Zambia Student Christian Movement.

The Council of Churches in Zambia is an ecumenical umbrella organization of Christian churches that seeks to promote cooperation and fellowship between Christian churches and organizations in the nation. We, therefore, seek to bring together members and stakeholders for consultation and discussions in an effort to help form an enlightened Christian opinion on all issues affecting the spiritual, social and physical well being of Zambians.

BACKGROUND

The Council of Churches in Zambia has been in existence since 1914. It was first called the General Missionary Conference and its main responsibility was to promote cooperation between the missionary societies in areas such as education, health and religious broadcasting. The name was later changed to the Christian Council of Northern Rhodesia (CCNR) in 1944. Upon independence in 1964, the CCNR changed its name to Christian Council of Zambia serving as an ecumenical organization to strengthen Christian unity and promotion of social justice, peace and development. It was until the year 2003 that the name was again changed to the present day, the Council of Churches in Zambia.

WHO WE ARE

The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) is an ecumenical umbrella organization of Christian churches that seeks to promote cooperation and fellowship between Christian churches and organizations in the nation. The Council, therefore, seeks to bring together its members and stakeholders for consultation and discussion in an effort to help form an enlightened Christian opinion on all issues affecting the spiritual, social and physical wellbeing of Zambians.

OUR VISION

The vision of the Council of Churches in Zambia is to be a prophetic voice with a transformative impact on the church and society.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Council of Churches in Zambia is to strengthen Christian unity and to advocate for social justice, peace and development through facilitation, resource mobilization, capacity building, coordination, spreading of the gospel and networking with stakeholders for the benefit of the people of Zambia to the glory of the triune God.

FUNDAMENTAL VALUES AND CONVICTIONS

All activities of the Council of Churches in Zambia seek to be expressions of the following fundamental values:

  • Belief in the triune God,
  • Stewardship
  • Dignity
  • Justice
  • Ecumenical dialogue
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Accountability

GOALS

The following are the goals of the Council of Churches in Zambia:

  • To contribute to the growth of the Christian faith
  • To foster unity, fellowship and co-operation among member churches, affiliate organizations and Christians
  • To facilitate and co-ordinate relevant and quality programmes that address the needs of people in member churches to restore human dignity
  • To offer consultancy services to member churches and organizations for capacity building, a holistic Christian ministry and increased self-sustainability
  • To offer leadership to member churches and organizations with regards to social crises and exigencies
  • To facilitate theological reflection and higher-level theological research to encourage understanding of the implications of the Gospel for the African Church and society
  • To promote social justice, peace and development through advocacy
  • To establish an effective communication system for information sharing with the Zambian society, member churches and organizations
  • To offer mitigation and mediation on issues affecting the member churches and affiliate organizations

CCZ STRUCTURE

  • The General Conference comprising member churches and partners;
  • The Executive Board Committee;
  • The Board;
  • Management;
  • Program Officers;
  • General staff.

About Us

The Council of Churches in Zambia is an ecumenical umbrella organization of Christian churches that seeks to promote cooperation and fellowship between Christian churches and organizations in the nation. We therefore seek to bring together members and stakeholders for consultation and discussions in an effort to help form an enlightened Christian opinion on all issues affecting the spiritual, social and physical well being of Zambians.

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